LA PIERRE MITOYENNE

Mr Michael Orme

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Sleeps12
Bedrooms 6
Bathrooms2
Half Baths1
Property type farmhouse
Minimum Stay 7 - 14 nights

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LA PIERRE MITOYENNE

Sleeps12
Bedrooms 6
Bathrooms2
Half Baths1
Property type farmhouse
Minimum Stay 7 - 14 nights

Overview

Overview

Aubusson Farmhouse Rental Photos and Description

Large combined house with swimming pool with views over green plalcid valley

La Pierre Mitoyenne is La Grange (the barn conversion) and La Pierre Creusoise (the old farmhouse). Both houses can be combined as one via a through door, which is locked when each is rented separately. They are set amidst stunningly unspoilt countryside, and are very quiet at night. Some years ago, the barn was entirely converted to modern standards, and is today sparklingly clean, smooth-plastered accommodation.

The farmhouse is much more traditional. It has oak everywhere, on the floors, the ceilings, the wardrobes and the stairs. In summer, it is very dark and very cool. The kitchen has been modernised, and gives out directly on the garden whilst three bedrooms are intimate and old-fashioned.

The double bed in the master bedroom is a traditional French design, featuring oak headboards at each end, whilst the beds in all the other rooms are divans.

One bedroom is the master, and it is spacious light and airy. Another is in the attic, roomy and comfortable. Next to the shower room is a small twin bedroom, ideal for children or older travellers.

Modern shower rooms upstairs serve the three comfortable low-ceilinged bedrooms of the barn, and the attic, twin and double bedroom of the farmhouse, again successfully combining the old with the new.

Two kitchens are fully equipped with fridges, cookers, dishwashers, and all the pots, pans, knives, forks etc. you could possibly need, as well as a variety of kitchen equipment including coffee makers, and even an electric oyster opener. Cooking is by gas, and there is always at least one spare full bottle to ensure your holiday is not interrupted. In the barn between the two houses, you find a table tennis, bats and balls and bicycles. Here too is the washing machine and the electric drier

The enormous walled garden features fruit trees, barbeque, shaded terrace and a big outdoor swiming pool. There are ample chairs and two tables, meaning you can cater with ease for the largest parties of 12.

To sit outside the house contemplating the pool and the garden is a special pleasure... As the evening grows dark, switch on the lights around the pool to see the garden lit in silhouette. On a peaceful summer evening, what could be more relaxing than to sip a glass of locally-bought wine whilst listening to the lapping of the water in the swimming pool and the call of the birds soaring in the sky above? (That's after the children are in bed of course.)

Set high up amongst the peaceful forests, fields and lakes of the Creuse river valley, this spacious and comfortable property enjoys a lovely outlook over the falling valley sides behind. The property's garden is spacious enough to mean there is no need ever to leave it for swimming, relaxation, conversation and games.

But if you want to travel, throughout the year, roads are traffic-free, people are friendly and welcoming. In summer, the sun is hot but not oppressive. Good-value local restaurants and aubergines feature both country and French cuisine. They complement the many local markets' produce.

The garden features a large swimming pool, 10x8 metres. There's a brick built barbecue, table tennis, outdoor tables chairs in teak, deck chairs and plenty of space. The garage features a washing machine and another fridge if needed (total three for both houses).

The barn has been converted to a very high standard. It includes modern oak flooring, double insulated walls, exposed beams and a huge kitchen/diner area, well-equipped with single cooker, wood-burning fire, large fridge/freezer, dishwasher and comfortable sofa round the fire. Upstairs, the accommodation includes two spacious double bedrooms, a twin bedroom and a lounge for relaxing. Huge antique wardrobes to each bedroom, and a beautiful oak staircase to access them. Electric radiators in all upper rooms, wood heating downstairs.

The surrounding countryside is perfect for walking, cycling or driving. There is hardly any traffic, and the general impression is of a country where there are fewer cars than Britain in 1950. You don't have to go out, for you can stay all day in the garden, but if you do, there are many sights, tourist attractions, country markets in the local area.

More Details

Details for La Pierre Mitoyenne 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12, 2 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathrooms

La Pierre Mitoyenne comprises two houses - La Grange (the new barn) and La Pierre Creusoise (the old farmhouse). They are combined as one through a connecting door on the first floor. They are set amidst stunningly unspoilt countryside, and are very quiet at night. La Pierre Creusoise is an old farmhouse with a really traditional feel. The living room boasts two big sofas, and, during the summer is refreshingly cool even on the hottest of days Furniture is strictly French country style, all dark oak. The kitchen possesses modern sink/cupboard units with plenty of storage space, and all 'mod cons'. Recent changes have included the redecoration and insulation of the attic. This is set into the roof beams at the top of the farmhouse and has a Velux roof picture window The master bedroom is light and air. La Grange is recenlty renovated, and features large beds, spacious rooms and a modern kithcn/diner/through lounge. The kitchen is newly installed with oak doors
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • smoking allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Mr Michael Orme (Owner)
Advertiser since 2005
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About Mr Michael Orme

We live in north west London, but have taken virtually all our holidays in France for the last 30 years. We've often used France as a jumping off point for Italy, Spain and Switzerland tours. And as frequently as possible, we've used my trusty old tourer, a 1954 Sunbeam Talbot Alpine, to take us there.

Though we, like it, are getting a bit long in the tooth these days, we've no intention of slowing down. When we stay in the house, we will walk to the village for shopping, and go cycling - but it has to be said, not nearly enough to please the medicos. But we enjoy it.

Our family and friends love the house, and we are jammed with visitors every summer. Despite this, the joy of being able to eat al fresco without fear of the Bill (n either sense, restaurant or the police for drink driving) is just great.

I'm a retired lecturer but I still do a great deal of private tuition in the human sciences, Philosophy, Sociology and Psychology; as much work as anyone will give me in fact.

We have family in Australia, and we're going there in February. a great place to visit, but a hard 24 hour flight.

But both in Aus and France, I miss English pleasures. These, I am afraid are entirely predictable in someone my age - real ale, steam trains and classic cars. Though in nearby St Martial, they do hold old car rallies...

When I was teaching in Further Education, the French house kept me sane. It was a bolt hole, somewhere I could just unwind after the increasingly intolerable pressures teachers now face. I'm not asking special treatment, however, for I know many of my colleagues faced far rougher lives than I had.

So I'm really glad we bought the house. And it's now looking increasingly as if three generations of our family will be able to enjoy its wonderful atmosphere and location, as our granddaughters turn (terrifyingly) into young women

Mr Michael Orme purchased this farmhouse in 1996

Why Mr Michael Orme chose Aubusson

We originally bought a small on up one down in a lovely village in the Midi called Collobrieres. As the popularity of the village grew, it was obvious the house was too small for us. As well, the summers at that time were intensely hot, as hot in mid-France as the south (almost) and we suffered in the heat, especially as the beaches were packed liked sardines.

One day, driving south on 'les petites routes' in my tourer, we stopped overnight with friends in the Limousin. I have to admit, the first thing that attracted me was the possibility of driving at high speed in an ancient vehicle around the empty roads, a possibility that remains today. (Though naturally, I have cooled down a little). But the verdant countryside sparkled in the heat.... the clean freshwater lakes beckoned, and we were hooked. The dry, almost desert-like foliage of the south, with its umbrella pines, appeared dead and hostile in comparison.

We phone an estate agent who showed us a series of houses. The first was utterly magnificent, a big confident country mansion with a tiny price tag. But the reason for this was its location; and its condition. It would have needed a full renovation, and it was on a main road, so on we looked.

Another house was a near-complete renovation...by a Parisian. This meant all the oak floors and partition walls had been ripped out, and replaced by concrete (the French do this at the drop of a hat). Utterly shorn of its character and interest, nonetheless it had one point of enormous interest - a massive wine cellar included in the price. But we still refused....

Eventually, the estate agent's hairy driving led us to La Feyte, then only the old farmhouse. And we bought it, hook, line and sinker, in every sense of the word. Its walled garden spoke peace and tranquillity, and its ancient trees a sense of history. It has never let us down, even when we added the barn and pool some ten years ago. We lost the fine orchard but we gained pleasure and comfort

What makes this farmhouse unique

Two kitchens mean you need never worry about utensils, catering for visitors

Why HomeAway

Sleeps12
Bedrooms 6
Bathrooms2
Half Baths1
Property type farmhouse
Minimum Stay 7 - 14 nights
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La Pierre Mitoyenne
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Fabulous!!!

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I have had several holidays here staying at both houses. I've been coming to this region for the past 10 years. I have been to stay here on my own with my husband, with the family and with other friends and their families. I've been there in July, August, Xmas time as well as in April. In the summer months my two girls adore relaxing by the pool, walking to the local village as well as through the forests and visiting the lakes nearby. It's a peaceful romantic place for adults alone too. Both houses accommodate families extremely well without feeling like you're trapped in a tin can. Compared with other places I've stayed this is by far the best. Christmas time and April is also a lovely time to visit despite the pool being closed. The houses have a warm homely like feel and don't feel sterile and cold like some others do. The swimming pool is beautiful and surrounded by a well kept garden with plenty of greenery, shrubs and trees. The garden is completely enclosed which is fabulous when you have small children. The houses accommodate large families very comfortably and there is a travel cot and highchair which is a great help when you have limited room in the car. The location is extremely peaceful, relaxing and scenic. The owners are friendly and helpful and have offered us great tips on the best way to get there from the UK and advise on places to visit. There is a book full of leaflets of places and things to do in the region and if there is a problem in the house there is a contact number of someone who leaves nearby who is able to help. I am returning again this year in August as I've not found anywhere else where we can feel as so relaxed and at home and where children ranging from the ages of 0 - 18 are happy to be. Thank you Mick and Monique for providing such a unique and wonderful place which myself, friends and my extended family have enjoyed immensely and hope to continue to visit.
  • Submitted: Jan 17, 2012
  • Stayed: Aug 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
business
La Pierre Mitoyenne
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p713895
+44 -02084554306
Aubusson Creuse
5

Fabulous!!!

  • 5 of 5
I have had several holidays here staying at both houses. I've been coming to this region for the past 10 years. I have been to stay here on my own with my husband, with the family and with other friends and their families. I've been there in July, August, Xmas time as well as in April. In the summer months my two girls adore relaxing by the pool, walking to the local village as well as through the forests and visiting the lakes nearby. It's a peaceful romantic place for adults alone too. Both houses accommodate families extremely well without feeling like you're trapped in a tin can. Compared with other places I've stayed this is by far the best. Christmas time and April is also a lovely time to visit despite the pool being closed. The houses have a warm homely like feel and don't feel sterile and cold like some others do. The swimming pool is beautiful and surrounded by a well kept garden with plenty of greenery, shrubs and trees. The garden is completely enclosed which is fabulous when you have small children. The houses accommodate large families very comfortably and there is a travel cot and highchair which is a great help when you have limited room in the car. The location is extremely peaceful, relaxing and scenic. The owners are friendly and helpful and have offered us great tips on the best way to get there from the UK and advise on places to visit. There is a book full of leaflets of places and things to do in the region and if there is a problem in the house there is a contact number of someone who leaves nearby who is able to help. I am returning again this year in August as I've not found anywhere else where we can feel as so relaxed and at home and where children ranging from the ages of 0 - 18 are happy to be. Thank you Mick and Monique for providing such a unique and wonderful place which myself, friends and my extended family have enjoyed immensely and hope to continue to visit.
  • Submitted: Jan 17, 2012
  • Stayed: Aug 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
business
La Pierre Mitoyenne
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p713895
+44 -02084554306
Aubusson Creuse
5

Fabulous!!!

  • 5 of 5
I have had several holidays here staying at both houses. I've been coming to this region for the past 10 years. I have been to stay here on my own with my husband, with the family and with other friends and their families. I've been there in July, August, Xmas time as well as in April. In the summer months my two girls adore relaxing by the pool, walking to the local village as well as through the forests and visiting the lakes nearby. It's a peaceful romantic place for adults alone too. Both houses accommodate families extremely well without feeling like you're trapped in a tin can. Compared with other places I've stayed this is by far the best. Christmas time and April is also a lovely time to visit despite the pool being closed. The houses have a warm homely like feel and don't feel sterile and cold like some others do. The swimming pool is beautiful and surrounded by a well kept garden with plenty of greenery, shrubs and trees. The garden is completely enclosed which is fabulous when you have small children. The houses accommodate large families very comfortably and there is a travel cot and highchair which is a great help when you have limited room in the car. The location is extremely peaceful, relaxing and scenic. The owners are friendly and helpful and have offered us great tips on the best way to get there from the UK and advise on places to visit. There is a book full of leaflets of places and things to do in the region and if there is a problem in the house there is a contact number of someone who leaves nearby who is able to help. I am returning again this year in August as I've not found anywhere else where we can feel as so relaxed and at home and where children ranging from the ages of 0 - 18 are happy to be. Thank you Mick and Monique for providing such a unique and wonderful place which myself, friends and my extended family have enjoyed immensely and hope to continue to visit.
  • Submitted: Jan 17, 2012
  • Stayed: Aug 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
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Map

Map

Nearest Airport
70 Miles
Limoges
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
St Sulpice les Champs
Nearest Golf
10 Miles
Gouzon
Nearest Train
6 Miles
Ahun
Nearest Motorway
5 Miles
D941
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
St Sulpice
Nearest Ski
30 Miles
Mont Dore
Nearest Beach
15 Miles
Lac de Vassiviere
Car: necessary

What are your tastes? In the Creuse, you won't be short of things to do. If you like good food, there are too many restaurants to name. Despite what you may have heard, the Limousin remains an area in which the solid values of French country cooking are still upheld. Like everywhere else these days, there are pizza restaurants and McDonalds; but the majority by far adhere to one maxim: freshly cooked food at cheap prices. And they are still to be found in small villages, like The Alchemist in St Sulpice itself.

There are so many lakes and rivers as well that it is difficult to know where to begin. You can take the small canoes to nearby Aubusson on the River Creuse, and/or hire from the local club (you will need to bring a rack. Please replace carefully.).

There are many beautiful churches, walks in the countryside etc. Concerts and recitals etc often performed in the churches. Many town fairs, markets during the summer, including the festival of world music in early August in nearby Felletin. And don't miss the Friday market here too.

The local town of Aubusson was once an ancient tapestry manufacturing town which supplied Henry VIII's palaces such as Hampton Court. It still makes and sells hand- and machine-made original tapestries to modern and traditional designs, but finding genuine locally made examples these days is rare. But the town is well worth a visit for its small local shops, and restaurants.

Visits the château in Chenerailles, or go cycling around the peaceful narrow roads.

Further afield, the Lac de Vassiviere is an inland resort, with ferry/restaurants and beaches etc. About an hour's drive due south from St Sulpice.

The tourist office in Ahun gives full details of all local activities throughout the year

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Rates & Availability

Rates & Availability

Aubusson Farmhouse Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rental rates quoted in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
CHristmas and New Year
Dec 22 - Jan 4
7 nights
£900
 
 
Winter
Jan 5 - Feb 15
14 nights
£1,600
 
Discounts: 14 nights or more: £71 Nightly
 
Spring half term
Feb 16 - Feb 22
7 nights
£900
 
 
Early spring
Feb 23 - Apr 5
14 nights
£1,600
 
Discounts: 14 nights or more: £71 Nightly
 
Easter
Apr 6 - Apr 19
7 nights
£900
 
 
Late spring
Apr 20 - May 24
14 nights
£1,600
 
Discounts: 14 nights or more: £71 Nightly
 
Early summer
May 25 - Jul 12
7 nights
£900
£2,880
 
 
High summer
Jul 13 - Aug 30
7 nights
£1,300
 
 
Late summer
Aug 31 - Sep 27
7 nights
£900
 
 
Winter
Dec 1 - Dec 21
14 nights
 
Discounts: 14 nights or more: £71 Nightly

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit £260
Notes Rental period from Saturday 5.00 pm to Saturday 10.00 am. Winter booking two weeks, summer (except early summer) and half term one week min . House will be cleaned thoroughly before arrival, and you will find all the linen, duvets, towels etc. you need. Please leave promptly to allow cleaner access


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Amenities

Amenities

Aubusson Farmhouse Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • farmhouse
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Village
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking ...
  • Parking On Street
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wood Stove ...
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 7 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - outdoor shower , Shower by pool
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , Outdoor in first garage
  • There are two shower rooms inside the house, one for each separable house. There is an outdooor toilet in the barn between the two houses for sharing, and a shower by the swimming pool
Bedrooms:
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 double , 1 child bed , 1 sleep sofa /futon , In loft
    Bedroom 4 - 2 twin/ single , Barn conversion
    Bedroom 5 - 1 queen , Barn conversion
    Bedroom 1 - 1 double , 1 baby crib , 1 sleep sofa /futon , Farmhouse master bedroom
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single , in farmhouse
    Bedroom 6 - 1 queen , Barn conversion
  • Farmhouse has two bedrooms on the first floor – a big light, airy double bedroom; and a smaller room with two singles. Master bedroom has an antique headboard bed and two large windows on to the back garden. The two singles are in a more intimate space by the street (which is never noisy). The attic has a double bed and a double futon, plus an occasional single. It is brightly lit by a large velux window to the front. In the barn, three bedrooms on the first floor are easily accessible via a wide, gently-sloping oak staircase. Converted barn has a more 'modern' feel, with fully plastered walls and modern standards of insulation. The large downstairs room provides plenty of room on a wet day for lounging around, and at a pinch, the L-shaped sofa could pass muster as a bed.
Entertainment:
  • Books for Adults
  • DVD Player
  • Games for Kids
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
Outside:
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Bicycles ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Terrace
  • 12 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • smoking allowed ...
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool ...
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • museums
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting small game
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • swimming
Notes:
All linen and towels provided. House is cleaned before and after each occupancy. If the nights are cold, warm fire and wood burner keep the house cosy but additionally there are electric radiators throughout (during winter lets the meter is read before and after occupation, and the consumption taken out of your deposit). Long term rental rates can be negotiated. The two kitchens are fully fitted with microwave, dishwasher, cooker, fridge/freezer and wood burning stove or cooker. English TV, table tennis table, canoes in the barn, outside brick-built barbecue. Huge garden has fruit trees and ancient oaks and chestnut trees.
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